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, the senate was in a pro forma session, so not technically in recess. the obama administration is pushing back against that, and they are saying that they believe the senate was in recess. why? because they were in a pro forma session which essentially means that there weren't senators here, they weren't conducting official business, but they were gaveling into session every few days. this, of course, occurred during the holidays of 2012. so the obama administration today saying that they strongly disagree with the court's ruling. they maintain that the senate was not in session, was essentially in recess when the president made those appointments. >> of course, many of us have been tempted to believe that even when there are senators and congressional members present, it's not actually functioning, but go on. >> reporter: right. and that is what the obama administration is arguing. that, look, the senate is not really functioning during these pro forma sessions. but in terms of whether the obama administration will appeal this, that is still a big question mark. the justice department has not
'll be joined by former governor and senator tim kane to discuss the obama administration's efforts to reduce gun violence. can -- tim ak -- kaine was the governor of virginia during the shootings at virginia tech back in 2007. also, there was an announcement yesterday by senator dianne feinstein, banning assault weapons. that is available on our web site at c-span.org. pentagon lifting the ban on women in combat. tom in ohio, what are your thoughts on all this? caller: there were some women suing the pentagon over the lack of being able to get into combat. the requirement for combat -- they are using that to be promoted. the good old boy network, if you do not want women to advance, you require combat and you cannot let them go to combat. i think the timing is curious with a lawsuit being in court now. host: thank you for the call. date on the republican line, from new jersey. caller: one thing i wanted to point out. i think the gentleman earlier said he was a sniper in vietnam. he brings up some cogent points. i understand and appreciate a lot of what he is saying. i look at it slightly dif
? >> a sense situation. we will watch it with you. thank you. the obama administration's fight for gun restrictions is not aimed at republicans. the vice president targets a state where both senators are democrats. a harrowing look at how law and order is being maintained in the middle of a war. see life in the best light. outdoors, or in. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> the white house has the fight over new gun restrictions to the american people. they are trying
-style push to get those stiff gun measures passed, that you just talked about. the obama administration has sort of taken this tactic in the past, during the payroll tax cut fight, during the student loan fight, really circumventing congress and trying to build a ground swell of support among the people, to pressure congress to get what it wants to get done passed. so in this case, that is the stiffer gun law. so you're going to see vice president biden out today, holding that roundtable, talking about gun legislation. he'll be joined by his cabinet secretaries as well as a democratic senator, tim kaine, to really try to talk to the people about why he thinks this for gun legislation is a good idea. but, of course, as you just mapped out, there is a lot of opposition to this, particularly in states like virginia. so they're hoping to get moderates on their side, so that when this really does go to a fight, they will have the votes in the end. senior administration officials tell me, privately, they think that there is a lot of support for universal background checks and for limiting high-ca
" with the obama administration, who are staying anonymous because they fear retribution or fear from the white house. this whole thing just seems off, right? i mean there are obviously two intentions with setting it up like this. they're trying to convey the impression that this is a white house who attacks and tears up anybody who disagrees with them. that is the way the right likes to think about this white house, that is the way they operate. they may be more effective if they did, but that is not what they do. more broadly, they're asserting there is broad opposition to chuck hagel, we're just not allowed to know who it is. i'm not buying it it, i say bull-pucky, i might be wrong, but i call bull-pucky. and if i am wrong, there is an easy way to prove it. come out, come out, whoever you are. if you are not bill crystal or somebody like that, i'll be the first to admit i'm wrong. but i don't think i'm wrong. this is not a liberal group, it is a right-wing group, you're trying to look like liberals and we can tell. that does it for us, we'll see you monday night. now it is time for "the last
number of felons who have actually amild to buy a gun. the obama administration to the best of my knowledge, has prosecuted virtually none of them. >> schieffer: but there are no background checks at gun shows. >> we already have a background check when you go to a regular gun dealer. a gun dealer who is at a gun show, in fact, does a background check. >> that's right. >> if he's an authorized dealer. all of those folks fill up on the the paperwork. it goes to the federal government-- don't hold me to this-- but i think there are 70,000 cases will of people who are convicted felons trying to buy a gun who was turned down. it's illegal to apply to buy a gun if you're a convicted felon. i think this administration has prosecutedly virtually none of them. so they already have the data. they were not doing anything with it. what i'm trying to say is there is a perennial desire photomake the innocent have a more complicated life because of the hand full who are the guilty rather than focusing on the guilty. >> schieffer: but you still have, at the end of the day, you have these awful t
effects, we save health care about the cost. the obama administration a few years ago used t o -- to quote data. about $25 billion had no impact on the patient. if we spent $3 billion in these test capabilities, you save health care costs. we are looking at these game changing technologies to improve the overall cost of health care. the beauty of these is it is the essence of personalized medicine. if we can more effectively take your dna and identify the nuances of your specific disease, which cannot practice trial and error madison -- medicine. it is hundreds of billions of dollars wasted on trial and error madison. more specific approaches treating disease at the individual level will save a tremendous amount of money. >> ron andrews, d work with nih? do you take koretz with them? >> we are one of the -- do you take grants with them? >> friends as collins, the head of nih, -- francis collins, the head of nih, is talking about how health care will change. we have a great relationship with them. they grant money to researchers and misapplied researches and with technology -- and we supply
and not allow democrats to cast them as villains, in a speech set the stage for budget battles with the obama administration in the president's second term and molly henneberg is live in d.c. how does he think republicans should position themselves during president obama's second term? >>>. >> reporter: she describes the republicans' role as twofold, to oppose the president's agenda when republicans think it is, quote bad policy and, to promote conservative principles where they can and, he may be a presidential contender in 2016, says they can't let the president divide them with phony emergencies and bogus deals. >> the way he sells it, it is the president and only the president who is trying to fix our bridges and feed or children and care for our seniors and clean our water. frankly, he must be exhausted. i know we are but we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays and we have to stay united and show that if given the chance we can govern, we have better ideas. >> even after losing the white house twice to president obama, congressman ryan says he does not think
, thank you very much. >> the obama administration today suffered a stinging rebuke from a federal appeals court, the court ruling obama's recess appointments to the very pro labor national labor relations labor board were unconstitutional. and that decision to jeopardize his recess appointment of the liberal regulator to head the consumer financial protection bureau. is all of this unveiling more abuse of power from the white house? joining us jimmy williams, sara fagan and mark simone. just on this menendez story, mark simone, again, i can't report anything that i can't report. do you have any comments on what -- >> it would be a terrible scandal for these prostitutes to now be associated with bob menendez. >> hold on, let him finish. >> see that's funny. that's pretty good. >> i would hope this is not true. but i don't know. you'd think if there were no fbi investigation, menendez would have gotten them to put out some kind of statement. he's got a big problem if he just took those trips because that's a donor, that's a huge gift and apparently he didn't report that. >> that's a really
street and the obama administration. there's a problem, which has been alluded to already. it seems much more a problem at the federal level than at the state level. a lack of political on to nor should. a lack of jack kemp-like figures, paul ryan-like figures. -- a lack of political entrepreneurship. >> [inaudible] >> develop legislation along these lines. >> something happened this week that i think people ought to pay attention to that i found incredibly impressive and jaw- droppingly surprising from a member of the house gop that people need to pay attention to. next question, please. >> i keep hearing about this pro-growth, jobs-creating policy. could any of you describe the specific elements? >> step one would be to read " national review" and "the weekly standard" and you will get a lot of commentary -- >> whoever wants to take a first crack at that. laughing -- [laughter] >> i think we have all address that and brought out lines. >> you have to ask what actually economic growth would consist of. it consists of two things -- labor market growth, more workers on the one hand, and p
? and is there the possibility of a deal between the obama administration and wall street? your thoughts. >> well rahm emanuel was out collecting money from wall street in the first cycle, collecting money from wall street for that first election, he was telling people that the man behind the curtain, president obama, who was running for president at the time, when he was talking tough about getting tough with bankers and actually cleaning up the culture of banking, that he wasn't really -- wasn't serious. and in the end, what ended happening, rahm emanuel collected a lot of money from wall street, but the administrative policy of not going after these bankers is what we were left with. it is impossible to believe that crime after crime that took place, trillions of dollars stolen, and we had an eric holder running this entire program. eric holder was making the calls. it wasn't lanny breuer. and you have to ask yourself were people above eric holder making these decisions. it's very clear. ronald reagan was faced with the same thing in the s & l crisis. you know what he did? he threw 700 bankers in prison fo
.i.a. and the obama administration cooperated with filmmaker catherine bigelow in providing information about the raid that killed osama bin laden. however, had the pro torture anti-muslim congressman simple by waited to see the film perhaps he wouldn't have had as much of an issue with its content. almost immediately after the film's release a number of critics took issue with the way the film portrays the use of torture as a key to tracking down bin-laden. from acting c.i.a. director michael morell releasing a statement saying, quote, the film creates a strong impression that the enhance the interrogation techniques were the key to finding bin laden. the truth is that multiple streams of intelligence led c.i.a. analysts to conclude that bin laden was hiding in abbattabad. some came from detainees subjected to enhanced techniques, but there were many other sources as well. contrary to what her film might suggest "zero dark thirty" director catherine bigelow seems to agree. >> i think it's been a very controversial issue. it's been debated since the early part of 2000 and it will ton to be debated. si
. the administration, the obama administration a few years ago when we were in the throes of trying to figure out what we were going to do about health care, they used to quote some data, that $70 billion in 2008 was spent on oncology drugs and somewhere between 20 and 25 billion had no impact on the patient. so if we were to spend three billion in these amazing test capabilities to pick the 25 billion that wasn't going to respond, you save the overall health care costs. so we really are looking at these game-changing technologies to improve the overall cost of care. the beauty of these is it really is the's tense of personalized -- the essence of personalized medicine. if we can more effectively take your dna and we can identify the nuances of your specific disease and get the right treatment to you sooner, we don't practice trial and r record medicine that's typically practiced in our community today, and you can read every analyst that analyzes the health care community will give you numbers all over the board. but it's hundreds of billions of dollars wasted on trial and error medicine. and more sp
by charles krauthammer, at first a look at how conservatives are preparing for the obama administration from today's "washington journal peer co--- journal." h: let me share the comments from bobby jindal. guest: i like bobby jindal. i think stupidity allows you to stick to tried and true vegetables that is better than the cleverness of people in the obama administration who think they can design the entire health care system from scratch in washington, or target $850 billion of stimulus effectively. i would defend it to some degree, but i would agree there's probably been accessed in the last two years, and it is easy to say that, but the proof is in the pudding third in the case of bobby jindal, he has been an impressive governor of a state that was not in great shape when he took over, and that will be crucial to the republican party, not people like me saying do not be stupid , but republican officials proving that conservative policies work. host: reince priebus indicated that he is authorizing an autopsy, in trying to figure out what happened last november. what happened? what would yo
the obama administration, of course, that is france can achieve the goal of at the least containing, which is the words that they've used, al qaeda and the radicals. obviously, at one point, francois hollande went further and said, completely getting rid of them. even if france claims clear victory i have to be honest all the sources i've spoken to, u.s. government and elsewhere, are not confident in france's ability to fully do that. will the united states be able to avoid more significant involvement or not? >> i think we have to plan as if we won't be able to avoid this kind of significant involvement. basically what that means is just as general clark mentioned, we are going to have to make sure that we have the right kind of sensors? pla in place, logistics in place, do the planning that puts the right kinds of troops in place should we need to go in and do something preferably with a surgical variety. this is going to be a major issue for us because the french will be able to achieve certain tactical successes. but from the broad strategic standpoint, it's going to be more difficult
. that is not an equation that allows you to reach some accommodation for transition. the goal of the obama administration and the goal of the international community is to effect some sort of transition. >> they called it quote, pragmatic. has he given any indication whether he would back more u.s. support of rebel fighters in that country? >> i don't think he will, frankly. i think the rebels hope that he will, but i don't think the administration will do that. if this administration, kerry is basically at the end of the day carrying a foreign policy set by the president and if you were going do it, we would have done it already and now with the mess that has become syria where you have islamic militant groups, you have assad militias running around and we have kurdish groups running around, i think the u.s. is scared of getting involved. >> i was struck by something that you said on inauguration day. you talked about the glaring absence of discussion in the foreign policy in the president's speech. how did you characterize this president's approach to foreign policy? >> i think he doesn't want to deal
. they could get a deal from the obama administration that would cut into medicare and social security and all of these other programs in ways liberals would hate. and republicans would find somewhat congenial, as long as they also agreed to raise taxes. and they don't even need to agree to raise tax rates, that has already been done. they just need to get rid of the loopholes, but they won't, this is a corner they backed themselves into having lost an election and being tied to this ridiculous tax pledge. they are so desperate for leverage, for a hostage, that they can actually shoot that they're willing to point the gun at their own head and threatening to point the trigger. coming up, virginia is for cheaters, at least when it comes to electoral votes. it is looking to be the place where you can take the electoral votes, seriously. and one thing in particular, we. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with suppo
% who favor a ban on assault weapons. how crucial will the obama administration's event, like the one we're going to see today, be to getting something passed legislatively. this whole big pr push they have going on? >> one thing that struck me when we heard senator feinstein read that litany of places that have seen terrible shooting rampages is that one thing that is different this time is that there is at least a big debate going on about it in washington that has engaged the president. it's been a decade since that has happened in response tho to these shooting incidents and tragedies. so that's different. what isn't different is that as we heard senator schumer and others acknowledge, a very hard road to go to get actual legislation passed here. now i think more likely that we would see something like universal background checks or this gun trafficking measure that's going to be introduced by senator gillibrand and others, senator kirk in the next few days. hard to see senator feinstein's bill actually being enacted. and yet it is clearly true there is something different going on t
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talking about the first serious piece of business the fiscal cliff, the obama administration ran it purely like a political campaign. if you heard the president's state of the union address where the vast majority of americans are worried about economic growth about job creation about these gigantic unprecedented deficits and the debt that our country has, he hardly mentioned that. >> all right, governor. >> in his inaugural dress. >> governor barbour, good to see you. >> thank you norah and charlie. >>> the nation's deep freeze is creating problems. firemen in lawrence massachusetts, had to fight two fires in the subfreezing weather, dealing with frozen hydrants and hose lines and in chicago these are new pictures of the snow as it falls on the windy city this morning. chicago is one of many places expecting a wintry mix today says meteorologist augustyniak of our minneapolis station wcco. >> the snow falling in the midwest already where chicago is getting some snow detroit is getting some snow and all in response to the warmer air which will slowly be deve
noticed. and that is that relationship. we are starting the second term of the obama administration, believe it or not, time is short before people begin to turn to the future. right now, yes, the president is working for the country, et cetera, et cetera, but this is also about legacy. i think this is a legacy chief of staff pick. this is somebody who has been with him from the -- been with the president from the beginning of his federal office days, when he was a senator-elect, first met, et cetera. so he's been there from the beginning. he has the president's back. the president understands that. this is someone i think the president is entrusting, not just with the staff at the white house and all the things that come with that chief of staff role, but also with the obama era as it will, at some point the obama era will be written up and so much of what -- we can tell from the president's inauguration speech he believes that the obama era has not been shaped and this is the guy he trusts to do it, because this is the man who has been with him -- one of the men who has been with
is the right force to carry forward the obama administration foreign policy, and i urge his speedy confirmation. >> i love john kerry. >> stephanie: mary in atlanta, you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, mary. >> caller: hi, how are you doing miss stephanie. that was me i am so sorry. >> stephanie: that's all right. >> caller: i'm calling because i wanted to just make a point about -- you know perhaps we shouldn't be so quick to judge. we should be a little slower to judge with bernie sanders -- >> stephanie: do you mean harry reid or bernie sanders. >> caller: i'm sorry harry reid. i'm sorry. because he is seasoned. he knows what he is doing, and he looks at the big picture and he looks at it in the long run, and with all of these republican controlled houses in various states that, you know, would normally vote for a democratic president, if they get a chance to gerrymander and get control, then those votes no matter what the popular vote is it goes towards the republicans. >> stephanie: yeah we'll talk about what they are up to with that as we continue f
. the policies of the obama administration have fundamentally failed the communities that are struggling to climb the economic ladder. and yet how many republicans said that even once? how many republicans were willing to go into communities and say look, if you want to work towards the american dream, let me talk very briefly about the hispanic community. right now there are a lot of political consultants saying the answer on the hispanic community is all about immigration. we just need to run and embrace the policies of the democrats and that will cure the electoral problem. i'll tell you what our polling has shown. hispanic voters in texas, we asked what's your number one issue? immigration was at 5%. jobs and the economy was at 54%. what our polling showed is the reason hispanics didn't vote for republicans was because of 47%. it was because they said republicans are the party of the rich, those that already have theirs and that ain't me yet. now let me give you something that should be very encouraging. there are 2.3 million hispanic small business owners in this country. that's roughly one
administration of president barack obama to the second term. let's listen. >> this is a moment when millions stop and watch. a moment most of us always will remember. it is a moment that is our most conspicuous and enduring symbol of the american democracy. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defebd the constitution of the yietsd. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. ♪ and the rocket's red glare". >> for me, withe . >> we, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. we, the people, declare today the most evidence of truths. that all of us are created e qualm. is the star that guides us still just as it guided our fore berers through seneca falls and zerks, selma and stonewall. >> thers the secretary of treasury, tim geithner in some shades. ♪ >> to
announcements from the white house of the president obama getting set to name new members of his administration. including chief of staff denness mcdonough. one of the president's long-time national security aides will get that powerful position. we'll bring you the news when it happens from the white house. it is news that is breaking now. >>> meanwhile republican lawmakers from every state in the country coming together in charlotte, north carolina. the republican national committee holding its first winter meeting of the year. keynote speaker, louisiana governor bobby jindal held little back with his sharp words at republicans last night urging his own party he says, to rethink their arguments against democrats and its appeal to voters. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. [laughter] i'm serious. time for a new republican party that talks like adults. it is time to artic late our plans and our visions for america in real terms. it is no secret we had a number about republicans that damaged the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. i'm here to say we had enough of that.
put! the president had this to say cut one, about his time working. >> obama: i want the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role she's played during the course of my administration and a lot of the success we've had internationally have been because of her hard work. >> i'm sorry. i have to disagree with patricia. that sounded like hillary's kickoff for 2016. >> john: i put this out to the brilliant folks in steph land. why do they do this? the president called "60 minutes" and wanted to do this joint interview. something they've never done before. why was it done? was it just a love letter thanking hillary clinton for her service? that's great. we have never seen this done for any cabinet member by a president. any theories? >> hmm. it was a kickoff. >> john: certainly seems that way. >> that's the only thing i can think of. jim? you seem like you're thinking about it. >> i can't see any other reason for it. yeah. >> john: it seems like it was very diplomatic. i have no doubt he's sincere about thanking her for her service to the nation and his administration. but
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